Last night’s game versus the Heat was a reminder of how far this team has to go to be considered a title contender. On most nights, the Mavericks will undoubtedly have the best player on the court. The 2nd through 5th best players, however, will usually reside on the opposing team. Thankfully, the Mavericks have another game tonight and an opportunity to wash the bad taste out of their mouths. Let's take a look at tonight’s rematch with the San Antonio Spurs.
All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook and are current as of 11:15 am CT, November 3.
Spread: Mavs +1 (-115)
Moneyline: Mavs -105
The combination of the injury bug, poor shooting, and being on the second night of a back-to-back makes the Mavs the underdog heading into tonight’s game. That speaks volumes when you consider the Mavs recently defeated the Spurs 104-99. Fans and bettors, alike, have questions. Will Luka sleepwalk his way through the game? If the Mavs have a rough start the way they did the last game against the Spurs, will they have the legs and energy level to dig themselves out of a hole? Will this be the game the Mav’s shooters catch fire from deep? How will the Dallas frontline hold up against Jakob Poeltl? All of these questions make this game a stay away.
Advice: Stay away. By making the Mavs underdogs, Vegas is begging you to bet the Mavs. Don’t give in.
The last game went under and we expect a similar outcome tonight. All the signs point to the Mavs laying an egg tonight. If that happens, the Spurs shouldn’t score enough points to carry the total over 216.
Advice: Pound the Under
Two-Team Moneyline Parlay
Because we recommend staying away from the game, lets take a look at some interesting player props instead.
Jakob Poeltl Points: Over 11.5(-110)
Jakob Poeltl Rebs: Over 9.5(-115)
Race to 10 Points 1st quarter: Spurs(-115)
*No player props for the Mavericks as of 11:15 am CST*